"Engaging contemporary romance"
In 1979 Cleveland, weary teenager Emma Webster wants her
dad Ray to stop his scams, especially those that use her
and her younger brother J.T. Ray swears this will be the
last one and Emma acquiesces and successfully but barely
pulls off the venture. An elated Ray tells her they will
be more careful in the future. Knowing it will never end
yet feeling guilty for deserting J.T., Emma vanishes into
In the present, J.T. hires private investigator Whitaker
Lewis to find his sister, missing for over two decades.
Though the trail is brilliantly covered, Whitaker thinks he
may have found the elusive Emma in St. Augustine in the
personality of Susan Wright, owner of the Illusions
restaurant. As Whitaker continues to investigate, he
begins to fall in love with his target. To her chagrin,
she reciprocates his feelings. However, what will happen
to any permanent relationship not built on trust when she
learns the truth that he is no tourist?
Fans who relish an engaging contemporary romance will want
to read award winning Fay Robinson's latest tale. The
story line is fun as Whitaker and Susan play a game of cat
and mouse even while love blossoms. The support cast
augments the prime plot by making the lead characters seem
human and adding to the conflict of what happens when
discovery and disclosure occur. As she did with MR. AND
MRS. WRONG, Ms. Robinson provides a fun yet strong novel
that shows once again this author knows right from wrong.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2002